I liked the little musical pauses between chapters. Some went a little too long, but it was fine.
Karana's courage and self-reliance. Awesome!
I liked listening to Tantoo Cardinal's interpretation on how she pronounced the Ghalas-at words. I also found it amusing that she pronounced 'shone' as sounding like 'sh-aw-n' and not 'sh-owe-n'. I think it has something to do with European vs. American language.
Not sure. My 12-yr-old thinks that it should be, "Be cautious when choosing your friends". Of course she wasn't really paying attention fully and would have realized that Chief Chowig told his people NOT to befriend the Aleuts. So my tag line would be, "You should've known better" or something like that.
Yes, I would listen to this story again as it was easy reading, easy listening. Narrator had a pleasant voice.
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. Both stories are about youths who are living on their own away from civilization and need to be self-reliant.
The very end (spoiler alert) when he tells his parents, "you'll spoil everything!"
I had a few chuckles, but as an adult I have a different view than that of my 12-yr-old. She said that book made her think differently about exploring "wilderness". She's never been hiking and is now thinking about going if the opportunity ever arises.
NOTE to AUDIBLE - the narrator skipped a page! Penguin paperback version skips page 148.
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